Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A 55 Year Old Man Presents To Emergency With Chest Pain For 6 Hours...

The ECG shown below was recorded in the A & E department from a 55-year-old man who had had chest pain at rest for 6 hours. There were no abnormal physical findings.
What does the trace show, and how would you manage him?

The ECG shows:
• Sinus rhythm
• Normal axis
• Normal QRS complexes
• ST segment depression - horizontal in leads V3-V4, downward-sloping in leads I, VL, V5-V6